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Mardi Gras: Parade of Nor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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by Unknown
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eye 178,096
favorite 16
comment 6
Two unhappy-looking dogs, sporting an American flag, pull a dog cart and its juvenile cargo.
favoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Dogs, Transportation: Dog carts, Children
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eye 165,036
favorite 85
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, Amateur Film
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movies
eye 104,031
favorite 19
comment 4
Activities at the newly opened Beany's drive-through fast food restaurant, Long Beach, California, 1952 or 1953.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, fast food, restaurants, food, car culture, automobiles,...
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eye 56,014
favorite 86
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 48,172
favorite 13
comment 4
Home movie shot at the Jerome (Arkansas) Relocation Center, ca. June 1944. Jerome was the last concentration camp for Japanese Americans to open and the first to close; upon its closing, detainees were transported to nearby Rohwer and camps in other states. This Kodachrome film was shot by an unknown cameraperson and found on eBay. Includes shots of camp civilian and military staff, camp buildings, Japanese Americans incarcerated in the camp, a high-school graduation, young people reading the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Japanese Americans, concentration camps, incarceration, racism, Asian Americans, Arkansas, World...
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eye 45,373
favorite 52
comment 2
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 33,450
favorite 32
comment 6
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 31,345
favorite 53
comment 14
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 29,886
favorite 37
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 28,399
favorite 49
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 27,570
favorite 65
comment 7
Amateur film made in Manhattan, New York City during World War II, showing a Greenwich Village street art exhibition, springtime at Coney Island, and Greenwich Village stilled by a snowstorm.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, New York City: History, Weather: Blizzards
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by Unknown
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eye 26,620
favorite 10
comment 5
Bohemian Club members relax and line up for a meal at the Bohemian Grove encampment.
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Bohemian Club, Recreation, Gender roles
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eye 26,584
favorite 60
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 24,098
favorite 29
comment 5
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 23,539
favorite 20
comment 2
Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 23,058
favorite 33
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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by Unknown
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eye 22,338
favorite 90
comment 1
Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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eye 22,213
favorite 31
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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eye 19,717
favorite 22
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Century of Progress exhibition; New York City scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34, New York City
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eye 18,642
favorite 32
comment 6
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 17,836
favorite 46
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Kodachrome home movie of a 1950s family's trailer travels to key U.S. tourist destinations.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Travelogues
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by Weirton Steel Company
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favorite 21
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 17,262
favorite 36
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 15,620
favorite 37
comment 6
New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 15,539
favorite 26
comment 2
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 15,096
favorite 13
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
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eye 14,427
favorite 13
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 14,309
favorite 13
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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eye 13,735
favorite 16
comment 2
Riotous celebrations in San Francisco and Redwood City, California as soldiers, sailors and civilians celebrate the end of World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Celebrations, Riots
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eye 13,555
favorite 46
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 12,492
favorite 35
comment 2
Kodachrome home movies from San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40); views along the coast and highways of California and Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, California: Scenics, Oregon: Scenics
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eye 12,340
favorite 22
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 12,181
favorite 13
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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eye 12,080
favorite 25
comment 4
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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by Unknown
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eye 12,062
favorite 19
comment 5
Pre-World War II San Francisco scenics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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eye 12,061
favorite 23
comment 5
0629 PA8770 [Parade in New York] 16 Koda orig pix
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 11,897
favorite 18
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 11,400
favorite 20
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 10,778
favorite 4
comment 7
0697 PA8660 Amateur Film: Navy Initiation at Sea
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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eye 10,570
favorite 19
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 10,492
favorite 8
comment 3
Excellent amateur footage of Niagara Falls and scenes in Austin, Texas, including the Texas State Capitol building.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Niagara Falls (Canada-U.S.), Water, Austin, Texas
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eye 10,474
favorite 33
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 10,385
favorite 18
comment 8
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. From towards the end of 0692_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_1_12_01_09_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 9,852
favorite 12
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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eye 9,790
favorite 12
comment 4
Life in the San Francisco Bay Area just after World War II: families stand on the Golden Gate Bridge and watch troops returning on naval vessels; a man spraypaints a car; the China Clippers and other aircraft fly around the Bay; a baby girl plays with blocks; a family picnics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Motion pictures: Amateur, San Francisco Bay Area
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eye 9,747
favorite 4
comment 1
Home movies documenting a visit to San Francisco and Florida, and perhaps other areas, in the late 1940s-early 1950s.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, Florida, travel and tourism, home movies
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by Unknown
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eye 9,688
favorite 24
comment 4
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area
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movies
eye 9,596
favorite 18
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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movies
eye 9,210
favorite 17
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 8,991
favorite 24
comment 3
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Unknown
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eye 8,821
favorite 15
comment 2
Home movie showing travels to key U.S. tourist destinations, mostly by air.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Aviation: Commercial
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eye 8,375
favorite 11
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 8,156
favorite 20
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 8,043
favorite 12
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 7,927
favorite 6
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 7,518
favorite 3
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger, South Dakota, Flood, Mountains
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movies
eye 7,160
favorite 13
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 6,890
favorite 19
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 6,606
favorite 3
comment 5
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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eye 6,566
favorite 13
comment 4
Home movies shot at Monnier School, Detroit, Michigan, approximately 1947. Sequences include scenes in and around the school and parking lot, art classes, students (including several pairs of twins) in class, teachers in parking lot, teacher slipping as he descends steps and retracing his movements a second time for the camera, and a field trip via bus to the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: home movies, Detroit, children, schools, teachers, field trips, Diego Rivera, Detroit Institute of...
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eye 6,535
favorite 4
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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eye 6,460
favorite 10
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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by Levy Family
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eye 6,167
favorite 11
comment 3
Bethlehem in 1933.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Middle East
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by Unknown
movies
eye 6,150
favorite 7
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 5,865
favorite 28
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, African American
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eye 5,850
favorite 10
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 5,796
favorite 7
comment 2
Kodachrome footage of the San Francisco World's Fair, held on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939
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by Unknown
movies
eye 5,706
favorite 7
comment 0
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 5,617
favorite 2
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, St. Paul, Minnesota, Winter Carnival, 1950s
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eye 5,391
favorite 7
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 5,388
favorite 7
comment 2
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from the beginning of 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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by Spielvogel (Bert)
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eye 5,214
favorite 14
comment 1
Nighttime action at an outdoor rodeo, shot on a cross-country road trip.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, U.S.: West, Rural America
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eye 5,175
favorite 3
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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eye 4,834
favorite 5
comment 1
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )